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Kenya UNESCO - Fort Jesus, Monbasa

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Kenya UNESCO
Fort Jesus, Mombasa
Built by the Portuguese in 1593-1596
Inscribed in 2011

The Fort, built by the Portuguese in 1593-1596 to the designs of Giovanni Battista Cairati to protect the port of Mombasa, is one of the most outstanding and well preserved examples of 16th Portuguese military fortification and a landmark in the history of this type of construction.
The Fort's layout and form reflected the Renaissance ideal that perfect proportions and geometric harmony are to be found in the human body.
The property covers an area of 2.36 hectares and includes the fort's moat and immediate surroundings.

Fort Jésus, Mombasa:
Le Fort, édifié par les Portugais en 1593-1596 selon les plans de Giovanni Battista Cairati pour protéger le port de Mombasa, est l'un des exemples les plus remarquables et les mieux préservés de fortification militaire portugaise du XVIe siècle et une référence dans l'histoire de ce type de construction. Le schéma et la structure du Fort reflètent l'idéal de la Renaissance selon lequel la perfection des proportions et l'harmonie géométrique doivent s'inspirer du corps humain. Le bien s'étend sur 2,36 hectares et comprend les douves du Fort et la zone immédiatement avoisinante.


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  • Model Number: whsK01
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 25 July, 2011.

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